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Eric Eboe Otobo

Died: April 24, 1974

After graduating from Yale College, Eric distinguished himself by entering Yale School of Medicine and beginning a promising career as a physician, mostly in New Haven. He had already published a book and was co-author of at least one article in JAMA.

Leo M. Cooney, Jr. (M.D. ’69) now Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, shared details of Eric’s medical career and untimely death:

“Eric was a quiet, but very well liked, member of the Yale Medical School Class of 1969. On graduation, he pursued a career in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), doing his residency at Yale. He did very well in that residency, and received some very complimentary letters from Professor John Kirchner, his chief of that department. Unfortunately, during his last year of training, Eric suffered a brain hemorrhage from a congenital aneurysm, and died on April 22, 1974. Eric’s wonderful life, and very promising career in medicine, was cut short by this tragic event.”

His untimely death is a loss to two Yale classes and the medical profession.